Mike Lee

SharePoint / Unable to create new SharePoint Groups with the “SharePoint Directory Management Service”

Summary After configuring SharePoint with Incoming email and the SharePoint Directory Management Service” to create Distribution Lists in Active Directory, you are unable to create new groups with the following error. Sorry, something went wrong The following error has occurred while attempting to contact the Directory Management Service: The request failed with HTTP status 401: […]

SharePoint / Script to locate documents encrypted with passwords

Summary A customer asked if there was a method to identity documents stored in SharePoint online that were encrypted with passwords. Since nothing like this existed, it was created using PowerShell. I’m sharing this because the logic in the script may be useful for others. The Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 […]

SharePoint PerfWiz Replacement

What is SharePoint Perfwiz and why do we need a replacement? SharePoint Perfwiz was a tool used by Product Support to create performance log counters on SharePoint servers to troubleshoot performance issues. This tool has been deprecated but there is still a need to collect performance data for those pesky performance issues. The Perfwiz tool […]

SharePoint Apps “You can’t add this app here” “From You Organization”

Summary Just a quick blog to discuss a misleading status message within SharePoint Apps “From You Organization“. Problem You may find that after installing a SharePoint App into your App Catalog, you are unable to install the app in your Site collection and the status will display “You can’t add this app here“. Cause This […]

Access Denied when running PROCDUMP

Summary Just a quick blog post that details why you may receive an “Access Denied” when running PROCDUMP and a quick fix for this scenario. Problem Description Unable to dump a process with PROCDUMP due to an “Access Denied” error. Example: ProcDump v9.0 – Sysinternals process dump utility Copyright (C) 2009-2017 Mark Russinovich and Andrew […]

SharePoint Access Request e-mails are not delivered, but alerts work

Problem Summary I recently worked on a few cases where SharePoint “Access Request” e-mails are not delivered, but “Alert” e-mails work. Since Alert e-mail are working, we know that outgoing e-mail is configured properly. However, when users request access to a new site, the access request email would never make it to the site admin […]

SharePoint E-Mail enabled lists are not displayed in the Outlook Address List

Problem I recently worked on an issue where lists in SharePoint were enabled for incoming e-mail and created in Active Directory / Exchange using the “Directory Management Service. These new lists should be created as e-mail enabled contacts with an external e-mail target address in Exchange. However, after setting an e-mail address on a SharePoint […]

Summary It’s a best practice to test the compatibility of a migrated content database against the new target Farm before attaching the database and allowing users to access the migrated sites. This compatibly test is achieved by running Test-SPContentDatabase. Sounds too easy, right? Well, I recently worked on a case where “Test-SPContentDatabase” was reporting missing […]